Exercise on assessing consequences and responding to radiation emergency in the North-West region of Russia. "Arctic-2014".
Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
The ‘ARCTIC-14’ exercise was held on June 23-24, 2014 at the site of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise ‘ATOMFLOT’ (FSUE ATOMFLOT) within the framework of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States of America of 14.01.94 ‘On Cooperation in Research on Radiation Effects to the Purpose of Minimizing the Consequences of Radioactive Contamination on Health and the Environment’ and was agreed with the leaders of ROSATOM. FSUE ATOMFLOT is a part of State Corporation ROSATOM, and its mission is to support operation and technical maintenance of nuclear icebreakers and nuclear maintenance ships. The exercise was prepared by ATOMFLOT and Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE RAN). Specific issues of the exercise organization, preparing and holding were addressed at several meetings wherein basic documents and the time schedule of the exercise were established. The developed basic documents defined the exercise goals, objectives, key actors, involved forces and resources, and also the methods of its preparation, organization and holding. The functions of the exercise actors at various stages of preparation and holding were determined as well. The responsible executing partners of ATOMFLOT and IBRAERAN jointly developed and agreed a hypothetical emergency scenario at a nuclear icebreaker.